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Dope test: NADA to pronounce its verdict on wrestler Narsingh Yadav today

Narsingh Had Returned Positive For Methandienone – A Banned Anabolic Steroid, Following Which Narsingh Cried Foul, Claiming That The Entire Episode Was A Conspiracy Against Him. Narsingh Has Already Been Replaced By Parveen Rana In The Olympic Bound Squad.

PTI | Updated on: 01 Aug 2016, 09:38:20 AM
Narsingh Yadav

New Delhi:

The National Anti Doping Agency (NADA) is expected to pronounce its verdict on wrestler Narsingh Yadav today. The suspense over wrestler Narsingh Yadav's Olympic participation continued after the National Anti-Doping Agency deferred its final verdict on the doping on Saturday.

NADA's hearing on Saturday went on for marathon eight hours. NADA DG Navin Agarwal said the panel studied a lot of documents today and will give its verdict on Monday.

Narsingh had returned positive for methandienone – a banned anabolic steroid, following which Narsingh cried foul, claiming that the entire episode was a conspiracy against him. Narsingh has already been replaced by Parveen Rana in the Olympic bound squad.

During the earlier two days of hearing on Narsingh's dope positive case, he and his lawyers presented their case on the failed dope test, which, according to them, was a conspiracy against the grappler, but NADA's legal team gave its arguments against the sabotage theory before the disciplinary committee.

Narsingh's hopes of competing in the Olympics had faded further on Wednesday after the wrestler failed a second dope test, which was conducted on him on July 5. He was already under provisional suspension for failing a June 25 dope test.

Moreover, the wrestler's final effort to establish a conspiracy theory also fell flat as one of the two cooks, who had claimed to have seen a junior wrestler mixing something in Narsingh's food at the SAI Sonepat centre's mess, changed his testimony in front of the three-member NADA panel. The panel had summoned two cooks on the request of Narsingh's lawyer Vidushpat Singhania.

Earlier, the argument put forth by NADA was that Narsingh was not eligible for remission, which he had been asking for, because he failed to establish that he did not commit any fault or negligence.

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First Published : 30 Jul 2016, 10:43:00 PM